After being sick for the past couple days, I decided to call upon my favorite elements for today's manicure. Milani Shimmering purple combines my most beloved color with holographic glitter pieces and bar glitter. As much as I have been enjoying spring pastels, I thought a rich shade of purple would be a rejuvenating change.
I ventured out today for pancakes with my friend David and two philosophers. Not really one to acknowledge illness, I received this e-mail invitation from David last night:
We are meeting here at the shop at 3 pm sharp!!!!!!!!!!!!
You have almost 16 hours from now to get ready and walk the one block from your apartment to the shop. :)
I don't know if I can explain the inherent comedy of combining pancakes and philosophy, but I will tell you my manicure with Shimmering Purple was well appreciated in the mix.
Shimmering Purple was from the Milani Fall Collection: Welcome Back Color. I really love the festive glitter polishes from this release. The key to getting the best application is to apply three coats. The formula is thin but buildable. Two coats looks decent, but using three will help translate the standout color from the bottle to the nail.
The full sun seems to be highlighting the glitter squares more than the bar glitter. I assure you both are reflective in various types of lighting. Of the glitter polishes available, I do prefer the shimmer formula to the creme. It allows the bar glitter to be more visible and produce lovely rainbows. For glitter lovers, I would recommend tracking down this polish if it isn't already in your collection.
Happy painting, ladies!